ATLASCUB wrote:KiloGolf wrote:Airman wrote:Trump said US will no longer provide YPG with weapons during phone call with Erdoğan: Turkish FM
United States President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke on the phone on Nov. 24 only days after a Russia-Turkey-Iran summit on Syria, with Ankara saying that Washington has pledged not to send weapons to the People’s Protection Units (YPG) any more.
“President Trump instructed [his generals] in a very open way that the YPG will no longer be given weapons. He openly said that this absurdity should have ended much earlier,” Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told reporters after the phone call
Kurds better GTFO of all areas they occupy south of M4 highway in Syria. SAA is coming their way.
There is probably a deal in there or in the cards. At the very least we should judge on actions, not words at this point.
Even presuming Trump's statement is sincere, it doesn't necessarily follow that the arms shipments from US to YPG will stop. Factions within the US establishment are openly running their own show, particularly the intelligence agencies. As things are right now, they can be counted on to try to undermine Trump at every turn.